Chikwawa Secondary School alumni are constructing a fence around the school to enhance security at the institution.
The project, which is pegged at K35 million, has already begun.
Speaking in an interview, the alumni’s chairperson King Norman Rudi said that sometimes wild animals from the nearby Majete Wildlife Reserve trespassed to the school premises.
“You may wish to know that the school was meant for boys, but now it also admits girls; hence, the need to boost security,” he said.
Rudi said to accomplish the project, well-wishers are contributing a minimum of K65 000, which is a cost of a panel of the fence.
One of the alumni, Gladstone Alindiamawo, who is Nsanje District education, youth and sports officer, said he was pleased with the progress of the project.
“I contributed K65 000 towards the project because I felt duty-bound to do so as a former student,” he said.
The school’s head teacher Victor Phiri thanked the group for the project.
“However, the school is also in need of hostels as about 60 girls are selected to the institution annually,” he said.
The school’s head boy Luciano Njowa and head girl Linda Mwachube said the fence will make the school safe.
Chikwawa Secondary School was opened in 1967.